In the kitchen with Christophe Crotet
Trained by the greatest French chefs, Christophe has been part of the adventure at l’Alpage de Porrez from the beginning. Seduced by the universe of the owners, Laëtitia and Christian, the chef offers creative and gourmet flavors that take root in the fundamentals of French cuisine. A know-how that he likes to share with customers.
Experience and know-how in the kitchen at l’Alpage de Porrez
In the kitchen, Christophe is in his element. Grandson of a restaurateur, son of a chef, his professional future seemed obvious. Born in 1965, he trained and worked with the greatest chefs in France.
In particular, he has the privilege of doing his apprenticeship at Maison Troisgros, a legendary starred restaurant (three Michelin stars since 1968) based in Ouches in the Loire. He then worked at Paul Bocuse, another legendary house of French gastronomy.
He expatriated for a time to Switzerland, in Crissier, under the aegis of chef Frédy Girardet, crowned “Cook of the Century” in 1989 next to Paul Bocuse, Joël Robuchon and Eckart Witzigmann.
During the army, he cooked on “La Jeanne-d’Arc”, a French army helicopter cruiser.
With his father, he then ran l’Hostellerie de Levernois, in Burgundy, where they obtained two stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide.
At l’Alpage, a chef in contact with the clients
Christophe goes on the adventure of l’Alpage, totally seduced by the atypical concept proposed by Laëtitia and Christian. « I really appreciate the fact of working directly in contact with customers », comments the chef, eager to transmit the right gesture, the right dosage and the right technique.
The area and the living environment influence his practice. The unique context of the altitude restaurant allows him to develop his creativity.
The menus are created together with Laëtitia and Christian and are subject to deep consideration. A single menu is the result of several days of hard work and passionate discussions to be finalized.
On the menu, high quality seasonal products
Caring about a certain culinary tradition and respect for the product, Christophe draws his inspiration from seasonality.
Like a true alchemist, he mixes unexpected flavors, using local or exotic products, relying on great technical mastery.
Uncompromising in the quality of his work, he salutes the high standards of Laëtitia and Christian, who have led him to “go top of the line” in his achievements.
His motto, “to work a noble product nobly », takes on its full meaning when customers observe him in perfect mastery of his art, whetting their appetites around the cooking piano.
Reservations are required at l’Alpage de Porrez, for lunch and dinner, in order to discover Christophe’s daring cuisine and to taste his creations.